Historical Courses for the 2012 Summer Session

Course Listings by Level

Crosslisted Courses

1000 Level Courses
TRH1010HF  L0101

History of Christianity I (to AD 843)

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

From the subapostolic age to the "Triumph of Orthodoxy" in the East and the Carolingian revival and Treaty of Verdun in the West. Geographical expansion of the church; the relation of Christian faith to cultural settings and other religions; the development of doctrinal and ethical positions; forms of Christian life and worship; the rise of Islam. Attendance at lectures, participation in discussions, one book review, final exam (part multiple choice and part synoptic essay) In lieu of a final exam, an academic paper on a topic agreed to by the instructor may be submitted within the month following the course's end.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:00 to 12:00 · Begins: 05/07 · Ends: 05/17
Schedule Notes: Monday - Friday (Week 1); Monday - Thursday (Week 2)
Instructors: Robert Black
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  May 9, 2012
Additional Notes: Location:  Larkin Building, room 213
2000 Level Courses
TRH2134HY  L6101

Celtic Christianity

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · Online Course

The contemporary revival of interest in the Celtic world is a feature of our age. Heightened interest has led to the appropriation of the Celtic tradition for different purposes by different interest groups. The result at a popular level has been that the historical reality of Celtic Christianity is increasingly elusive as claims made about it become exaggerated. The purpose of this course is to situate the Celtic Christian experience of the spiritual in the context of its development in Ireland between the 5th and the 12th centuries. Topics addressed include the transition from pagan to Christian, monasticism, creativity and art, prayer, scripture, and evangelism. Attention is also given to the pattern of revivals over the centuries and connections between postmodernism and the Celtic tradition. Discussion forums, short papers.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 04/16 · Ends: 05/25
Instructors: Thomas P. Power
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Max: 25
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  April 26, 2012
TRH2210HF  L6101 · Cancelled on 2012/04/25

History of Christianity III (1648-present)

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · Online Course

This introductory course examines the history of Christianity from the Peace of Westphalia (1648) to the end of the twentieth century. As will be demonstrated throughout the course, the major catalyst for change has been, and continues to be, the constant tension between the inherently static nature of the historic Church and the forces of modernity. Throughout the course we will see how modern culture, which includes but is not limited to, contemporary politics, philosophy, literature, and painting, exercised an overwhelming influence on the development of eighteenth-century, nineteenth-century, and twentieth-century Christianity. Two short research summaries submitted online (40%), participation (20%), final exam submitted online (40%)

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 05/01 · Ends: 06/11
Schedule Notes: Tuesdays and Thursdays - May 1 - June 11
Instructors: John W. Clarke, Jr.
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 15
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  May 10, 2012
SAH2224HF  L6101

20th Century Church History, 1900-1960

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · Online Course

Sketches 4 major cultural challenges facing the pre-Vatican Church, 1900-1960.Explores various individual attempts to find creative solutions to these problems, as well as the main official responses from the Magisterium. Lecture-Seminars and readings. Weekly email questions, three 2-page papers and final exam [take-home].

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 04/30 · Ends: 07/23
Instructors: Janine Langan
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 25
Enrollment Notes: Registration Deadline: April 23, 2012     Payment Deadline: April 27, 2012 Withdrawal Deadline: May 21, 2012
TRH2253HF  L6101

Modern Atheism

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · Online Course

This introductory course surveys the history of atheism and secularization from the mid-eighteenth-century Western European Enlightenment to the present. We will not only read selections from some of the most important English, Scottish, German, and American atheists, agnostics, and rationalists of the period, but also examine and discuss how contemporary political and social thought contributed to the rise of secular thought and gradual decline in theological orthodoxy. The course will demonstrate how the writings of atheists and theological rationalists have always been predicated on significant intellectual and emotional tensions between orthodox Christianity and contemporary culture. Participation, research summary, book report, online final exam.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 04/30 · Ends: 06/11
Schedule Notes: Mondays and Wednesdays - April 30 to June 11
Instructors: John W. Clarke, Jr.
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  May 7, 2012
TRH2455HS  L4101 · Cancelled on 2012/06/15

Orthodox Pastoralia 2: 1300 - present

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Residential course on modern Orthodox/Eastern Christian spirituality. Study of major spiritual movements, figures and writings, with emphasis on the 20th century. Themes include the “Philokalic” and hesychastic revival beginning in the late 18th century, the Jesus Prayer, spiritual guidance, monastic renewal, liturgical spirituality, spirituality in times of revolution, persecution and exile, and spirituality in a secular environment. May be taken for degree credit or audited.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday · Begins: 07/01 · Ends: 07/14
Schedule Notes: Weekdays for two weeks
Instructors: Paul Ladouceur
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 4 · Max: 8 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  June 22, 2012
Additional Notes: Off-campus in retreat house.  Additional residential fee of $850.00.  Please see attached material.

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TRH2459HY  L0101

Old Testament: the Orthodox/Eastern Christian Understanding

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Evaluation of the possibility of interaction or dialogue between Orthodox theoria-reading, which understands the OT eschatologically in reference to the new, and modern Western historical-critical approached to reading the OT text. Short theological-exegetical exercise; longer essay. Recommended preparation TRT2110H.

Schedule: Monday, Thursday, 19:00 to 22:00 · Begins: 06/07 · Ends: 07/19
Schedule Notes: Mondays and Thursdays from June 7th to July 19th
Instructors: Richard Schneider
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
Additional Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  June 14, 2012  
TRH2641HF  L4101 · Cancelled on 2011/08/04

Israel-Sinai, People, Story, Land

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2010 · Israel Site

On-site study of Israel and the Sinai, studying the people, the story and the land of Israel and the Sinai as it can be known by history, archeology, anthropology, liturgy, and social study.

To be offered in 2013.

Schedule: TBA · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 30
TRH2754HY  L6101 · Cancelled on 2012/04/24

Transcendentalism

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  New Course · Online Course

This introductory course examines how the early to mid-nineteenth-century Transcendentalist movement in the United States influenced contemporary religious, social, and literary thought through the lives and writings of prominent New England literati such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Margaret Fuller. As well, to better understand the origins of the American Transcendentalist movement we will survey Transcendentalist thought in late eighteenth-century and early nineteenth-century England, Germany, and France. Two short research summaries submitted online (40%), participation (20%), final exam submitted online (40%).

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 06/12 · Ends: 07/23
Schedule Notes: Tuesdays and Thursdays -  June 12 to July 23
Instructors: John W. Clarke, Jr.
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 15
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  June 19, 2012
3000 Level Courses
SMH3058HS  L0101

Early Christian Art

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course critically reviews early Christian and Byzantine art from the 2nd to 6th century. Its fundamental idea is that early Christian art emerged and evolved as manifestations of the faith's conversation with its changing cultural contexts. Students will learn to critically engage the role theology, ecclesiology, socio-economics, and politics have in Christian art, with a special emphasis on church/ worship architecture as innovative art. The course will use a multi-media format including lectures, readings, seminar presentations and discussions, site visits, and a major essay. Means of evaluation- one 10- 15 pages research essay (60%) and participation in class (40%).

Schedule: 18:00 to 21:00 · Begins: 06/04 · Ends: 07/04
Schedule Notes: Nine bi-weekly three hour meetings.  June 4,6,11,13,18,20,25,27; July 4. 
Instructors: David H. Pereyra
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 12
Enrollment Notes: Last day to add or drop the course - June 11, 2012.
SAH3473HF  L4101 · Cancelled on 2012/05/07

Issues in Catholic Education in Ontario

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · St. Augustine's Aurora Site

This course provides an historical analysis of the evolution of Catholic elementary and secondary schools in Ontario, from the 1830's to the present. In addition students will study the development separate school boards and legislation.

Schedule: Saturday, 09:00 to 16:00 · Begins: 05/12 · Ends: 06/23
Instructors: Robert Dixon
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes:   Registration Deadline: May 7, 2012   Payment Deadline:       May 14, 2012 Withdrawal Deadline:  June 4, 2012
WYH3553HS  L0101

Scripture and Sacraments in Reformation Anglicanism: John Fisher to Richard Hooker

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

In this course we will explore the unfolding of the English Reformation and the chief theologians who contributed to its development. Beginning with John Fisher and ending with Richard Hooker, we will explore the evolving perspectives within a church that described itself as both Protestant and catholic. Our goal will be to identify the distinctive positions and concerns of each of these authors from which the fabric of Anglican thought was woven. Before the first class, complete the readings for the first 3 sessions. Teaching methods: Lectures, discussions of primary and secondary texts. Means of evaluation: Class participation - 30%; leading a discussion - 30%; and final paper (15 or 25 pages, depending on level) - 40%

AD students enrol in WYH6553HS.

Schedule: 09:00 to 15:00 · Begins: 08/20 · Ends: 08/24
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday, August 20-24
Instructors: John Ashley Null
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline: August 21st
Additional Notes: The course will be offered as a 6000-level course as well.
6000 Level Courses
WYH6553HS  L0101

Scripture and Sacraments in Reformation Anglicanism: John Fisher to Richard Hooker

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

In this course we will explore the unfolding of the English Reformation and the chief theologians who contributed to its development. Beginning with John Fisher and ending with Richard Hooker, we will explore the evolving perspectives within a church that described itself as both Protestant and catholic. Our goal will be to identify the distinctive positions and concerns of each of these authors from which the fabric of Anglican thought was woven. Before the first class, complete the readings for the first 3 sessions. Teaching methods: Lectures, discussions of primary and secondary texts. Means of evaluation: Class participation - 30%; leading a discussion - 30%; and final paper (15 or 25 pages, depending on level) - 40%

Basic Degree students enrol in WYH3553HS.

Schedule: 9:00 to 15:00 · Begins: 08/20 · Ends: 08/24
Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday, August 20-24
Instructors: John Ashley Null
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline: August 21st
Additional Notes: The course will be offered as a 3000-level course as well.
Theological Crosslisted Courses
RGT3551HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/11/02

Aquinas: the Summa Contra Gentiles

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A careful study of a book of the Summa contra Gentiles, where Aquinas explores Christian doctrines as an exercise in personally appropriating divine wisdom. The course teaches a method of close textual reading, and will interest students seeking an accessible introduction to Aquinas, those seeking an overall view of his methodology, and those preparing comprehensive exams in theology. Lectures and seminars. Assignments for 3551: 2 short papers, 2 learning reports, final take home exam. Assignments for 6551: 2 short papers, preparing and giving a 1 hour lecture, final exegetical essay.

AD students enrol in RGT6551HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: May 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31; June 5, 7, 2012
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Historical
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
Additional Notes: Last Day to Add: May 10, Last Day to Drop: May 24
RGT6551HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/11/02

Aquinas: the Summa Contra Gentiles

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A careful study of a book of the Summa contra Gentiles, where Aquinas explores Christian doctrines as an exercise in personally appropriating divine wisdom. The course teaches a method of close textual reading, and will interest students seeking an accessible introduction to Aquinas, those seeking an overall view of his methodology, and those preparing comprehensive exams in theology. Lectures and seminars. Assignments for 3551: 2 short papers, 2 learning reports, final take home exam. Assignments for 6551: 2 short papers, preparing and giving a 1 hour lecture, final exegetical essay.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3551HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: May 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31; June 5, 7, 2012
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Historical
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
Additional Notes: Last Day to Add: May 10, Last Day to Drop: May 24

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